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for coming. >>> the tax man cometh. there is a new movement to tax internet shopping. mandy drury is here. they seem to become united on stopping the tax-free shopping. they want the cash. >> absolutely. critics on both sides of the aisle have introduced legislation that could force retailers to collect sales taxes in order to end the handicappeds on the brick and mortar stores. it would allow taxes on transactions from within the state so long as the online business has more than $1 million in annual domestic sales. on the flipside, as you can imagine, some tech companies have spoken out and argued that an online sales tax like that would stunt the growth of online retail and some republicans have even said it's basically a tax increase. we'll have to see how it goes and it's quite significant for stocks like amazon. >> and speaking of shopping, that iconic blue box from tiffany's, tiffany's suing costco because of knock-often gaugeme off engagement rings? >> yes. not just recently but apparently for many years. the lawsuit will seek exactly how many rings costco sold and the source
are taking a big chunk out of spending. cnbc's mandy drury is here with what's moving your money. "the wall street journal" reports that worried companies are scrambling to meet changing demand. >> yeah. you're absolutely right, chris. lots of retailers in fact are really trying to adjust to this brave new world if you like. we've got consumers like us. we've all got smaller pay checks right? the 2% payroll tax hike. i think hurts a household with $65,000 in annual income about $1,300 this year. so that's real money. we've got gasoline prices which have jumped nearly 50 cents a gallon in the past month alone. so you've got companies like walmart stocking more of its shelves with cheaper products and smaller sized packages of everything from toilet paper to snacks to diapers you name it, daily necessities. also burger king is cutting its whopper junior sandwich to $1.29 from about $2 and focusing its ads on its value menu items rather than higher priced salads or smoothies and also kraft and meat supplier tyson foods introducing more lower priced products to help restaurants and s
megamerger is taking flight. mandy drury is here with what's moving your money. >> they're getting together on valentine's day. well, this merger is going to cut down the number of major u.s. airlines now to four. you've got the new american, you'll have united, delta, and southwest. so everyone is kind of asking, what does that mean for me, the consumer. well, it potentially means higher prices, less competition, higher prices. we'll have to wait and see. also, richard, most airline mergers have resulted in a reduction of flights and also shrinkage at some hubs. but management is saying this is different because u.s. airways and american overlap on just 12 routes. if you are a traveler, you will not notice immediate changes. it is likely going to be months for example, the frequent flier miles are combined and years before the two airlines are integrated. in other words, don't panic. >> not yet. >> we'll move from the world's largest airline to automobiles, and you've got news on what is the most dependable. >> yeah. j.d. power is out with the annual dependability survey. in other
mandy drury today and scott wapner. becky quick and joe kernen are off. they're going to join us live tomorrow for a special broadcast from pebble beach. they have some pretty cool guests themselves tomorrow. you don't want to miss that. >> did you draw the short straw or the long straw by not going? >> that's good. i don't play golf. so i don't think becky plays golf, either, so we'll see. we're all rooting for joe, who is playing. we hope he makes the cut. >> okay. we're rooting for joe. >> we all have to root for joe. i don't know if becky carries the bag or if she drives the cart. i don't know how it works. she's not going to like that comment, but we do love both of them, of course. our guest host this hour, chief equity strategy phil orlando and ben white of morning money fame. let's talk about the headlines this morning. a story in the "new york times" today looks at documents filed in federal court this week that relate to jpmorgan. the document suggests when an outside analysis uncovered serious flaws with thousands of home loans, the bank didn't disclose the full extent of p
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